Catherine Lyon is known to have the most direct and prolific experience of working in the early years sector who has spent years designing practical and useful software.
She is renowned for truly putting the child at the centre of her practice – both as a nursery owner & manager and as the designer of 360º EYFS software that grew out of the challenges she faced in her own settings to ‘get it right’. Now she champions and supports every child, parent, practitioner, and the business owner ‘to get it right’ so EVERY child has the best start to life.
“I first started working in early years as a teenager and opened my first nursery in 1987. As time went on it became clear that we needed to move on from pens and paper to promote best practice across the team and then to embrace parents. So, spark was created and has evolved over the last three decades!” – Catherine Lyon, Founding Director at spark.
This was all before the EYFS even existed. Since then, the software has evolved to encompass every new framework and to support all types of early years settings. Your 360º system for delivering the EYFS in a consistent way by practitioners, parents, and carers, is continually updated with developed with new ideas, concepts and pulled from research and best pedagogical practice.
That is because at the heart of what we do, is each individual child.
spark exists to give the confidence to every practitioner, owner, manager and parent to give the children in their care the best start in life. We do this in direct partnership with you to support you on your journey with your team.
Get in touch with us today to receive dedicated, personal support for your early years provision!
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